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Beyond the frontier; a history of St. Louis to 1821.


Beyond the frontier; a history of St. Louis to 1821.

Hodes, Frederick A.

Patrice Press


666 pages




In its earliest history St. Louis was not even a bump in the road. No roads led to it, and the Mississippi River served as its primary access route for some time. This suited St. Louis well, for it was not a typical British frontier outpost; in fact, it was never British at all, because it was passed from French to Spanish to French hands before it was included in the Louisiana Purchase. Hodes, a retired cartographer and St. Louis enthusiast, explains the role of his city as a European outpost in a Britannic culture, the political, economic and social changes it experienced alongside other US towns, and how it managed to remain just a little different.

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